Cyprus-USA Business Forum
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
The First Annual Cyprus-USA Business Forum
CYPRUS: EUROPE’S EMERGING SUCCESS STORY
Featuring Keynote Speaker: H.E. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis,
Minister Of Energy, Commerce & Industry of the Republic of Cyprus
Wednesday March 11, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Harvard Club of New York
35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Overcoming all the obstacles associated with its 2013 banking crisis, Cyprus has in a short period of time re-established itself as one of the world’s most promising international business centers, full of strategic advantages and abounding with new investment opportunities. It has done so by implementing tough reforms and undertaking structural changes that have made its economy and banking system stronger and better suited for today’s internationally competitive world.
Not only was Cyprus the first country in the European Union to return to the international markets so soon after a bailout, it has over the course of the last two years introduced numerous investor and company friendly measures to make it an even more attractive jurisdiction for multinational investment and an ideal location from which to base regional operations. These measures include a new intellectual property regime that combines an efficient low-tax system with international protections, new banking and financial service reforms that expand the opportunity for international wealth management, a new investment for citizenship program that is drawing worldwide interest, and new investment-friendly initiatives for land development, luxury tourism, and the gaming industry.
Add to these developments Cyprus’s recognized role as an international shipping center and as a gateway for investment into Europe and the Euro-Med region and there are many reasons to put Cyprus on the list of emerging world-class international business centers. Please join us for the First Annual Cyprus-USA Business and Investment Forum to learn more about the opportunities in Cyprus and to speak with top Cyprus government officials and with the international investment practitioners that are leading the way in Cyprus.
A networking reception and media event will follow the seminar. H.E. George Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce & Industry, and panelists will be available for interviews.
The event is sponsored by the Cyprus Embassy Trade Center in conjunction with the The Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency and the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
16:15-16:20 Welcome Address
Hon. Aristos Constantine
Trade Commissioner, Republic of Cyprus
16:20-16:40 Keynote Address and Discussion
H.E. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis
Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Republic of Cyprus
16:40-16:50 Business and Investment Opportunities in Cyprus
Mr. Marios Tsiakkis
Secretary General, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
16:50-17:45 Panel Presentation
Invest In Cyprus
Mr. Christodoulos Angastiniotis
Chairman, Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency
Banking on the Road to Recovery
Mr. Phanos Pitiris
Business Development Manager, Global Markets & International Banking,
Vice President, AmCham Cyprus
Cyprus Business Environment and Legal Framework
Mr. George Pelaghias
Pelaghias & Co LLC
Cyprus in International Tax Structuring
Mr. Philippos Raptopoulos
Partner - Head of Tax, EY Cyprus
Renewable Energy Projects
Mr. Nicos Kyriakides
Partner - Head of Financial Advisory Services, Deloitte Cyprus
The Cyprus Funds Industry
Mr. Christos Vasiliou
Board Member - Head of Advisory, KPMG Cyprus
Cyprus: A Regional Hub for US Multinationals
Mr. Stelios Violaris
Partner, PwC Cyprus
Board Member, AmCham Cyprus
18:00-19:30 Networking Reception
Co-Hosted by the Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce
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